I’ve always struggled to remember the names of plants. Sometimes I can remember their popular name but to remember the latin names is a rareity. It’s a source of great frustration if you’re trying to explain to other people what’s going on in your garden. In had the same problem last October.
Setting aside the naming problem I think you’ll agree that these are some handsome specimens coming into bud. It’s a bit of a worry really as it’s too early for Spring to start. Winter did start early this year so I wonder whether it means Spring might arrive earlier too. That’s a nice thought.
There are all sorts of plants springing into life. The magnolia trees are doing their thing.
The hedgerow flowers are also blooming with new growth.
Growth in the potager is looking good as well. The pea shoots are surviving the perishing winds.
The broad beans are standing up well to their battering too.
And the bok choi are surviving and will be ready for harvest soon.
It just goes to show how clever nature is to be able to allow plants to thrive even through the cold of winter.
It’s cheered me up to be able to imagine what might be happening in the garden in just a few weeks. The weather has been so cold and wet this weekend again it’s important that I look beyond what we’re experiencing now. For no other reason that when it comes to winter I am really over it now!